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Darryl Kent Clark

Darryl Kent Clark, Associate Professor, Musical Theater Dance

DARRYL KENT CLARK, BA, Columbia College, MFA, SUNY College at Brockport, brings a total of over thirty years’ experience as a dancer, actor, choreographer, director and teacher to his position as Assistant Professor of Musical Theater Dance at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

His performance credits include stints with Princess Cruises, Sesame Street Live!, Zyngara Performance Troupe and Concert Dance, Inc. He has played roles as diverse as Jacob in “La Cage aux Folles,” Mickey in “The Normal Heart” and Papa Ge in “Once on this Island “to Benvolio in “Romeo and Juliet” and Caliban in “The Tempest.” He has also performed as soloist with the Brockport Community Chorus in Brockport, NY and Men’s Chorus of the Ozarks. His choreography runs the gamut from concert work for Springfield Dance Alliance to musicals to dance entertainment for the Mike Ditka Foundation Benefits produced by Clements, Brady and Associates. Recently, he has extended his creative interest to direction and staged productions of recent scripts like “The It Girl” and “Nijinsky’s Last Dance.” He has taught many forms of theatrical dance at Missouri State University, Western Carolina University, SUNY College at Brockport and the University of Amsterdam as well as at studios in the USA and the Netherlands.

Darryl Kent Clark
Phone: 417-414-9122
Office: Altgeld 303


MFA, SUNY College at Brockport; BA,Columbia College Chicago


Movement for the Actor, Musical Theatre Dance I and II

Research and Creative Interests

Choreography for both musical theater and the concert stage, dance as it represented in film, the role of the dance educator in musical theater programs, musical theater history, film history